General Richard Montgomery - Montgomery, Alabama
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N 32° 22.752 W 086° 18.457
16S E 565129 N 3582679
Quick Description: This plaque is attached to the wall of the Montgomery, Alabama, city hall, telling us that the city is named for this Revolutionary War hero.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 3/24/2012 6:35:59 PM
Waymark Code: WME28G
After a fire destroyed the old city hall, a new one was built using WPA funding. The cornerstone was laid in 1936 and the building opened in 1937. On the North Perry Street side, they included a city auditorium. This plaque is located near the entrance. There is no indication as to when it was put up.
Richard Montgomery (1736-1775) was a major general in the American Army during the Revolutionary War. He died in the attack on Quebec but became a hero to the young nation. Montgomery, the capital of Alabama, was named in his honor.
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